Georgia Cashier Shot & Killed After Asking Customer to Wear Mask

Many places across the United States have been adjusting their COVID-19 restrictions, as vaccines for the virus have become more available to citizens. However, many stores and establishments have been keeping certain protocols to avoid the spread of the virus, which is still very much around during this pandemic. However, a tragic event occurred in Georgia in a store due to an argument over a face mask to prevent COVID this past Monday.

Police noted that a 41-year-old cashier named Laquita Willis was shot and killed after an argument went down over the store’s COVID-19 mask policy. A 30-year-old man named Victor Tucker Jr. reportedly entered the Big Bear grocery store and allegedly got into an argument with the cashier about his mask while checking out items.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said, “Tucker left the store without making his purchase, but immediately returned inside. Tucker walked directly back to the cashier, pulled out a handgun, and shot [Willis].”

An off-duty cop reportedly pulled his weapon and fired on Tucker, hitting him. However, the cop was hit after Tucker fired back. In the midst of the gunfire, another cashier was grazed by a bullet. The second cashier who was grazed was treated and will survive, while Willis, unfortunately, passed away due to the shooting.

The Dekalb County Police Department noted that Tucker was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and murder. Stay tuned for more updates.

source: ABC News

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